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nexus200

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Question about audio on youtube
« on: March 15, 2021, 07:33:06 PM »

Is there a legit easy way to get audio off of a youtube video and make it into mp3 or wav? I know there used to be a website, which I cant remember, where you typed in the link and it did the job for you. However I do remember that got to be challenging if the video was secured or something.

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Re: Question about audio on youtube
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2021, 08:43:20 PM »

There’s several programs you can install to do that for you (as opposed to having an unknown website downloading a file onto your pc)
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Re: Question about audio on youtube
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2021, 12:23:34 AM »

I use ytmp3.cc, which can convert to mp3 and mp4 - it's pretty quick to use, however if I'm converting bulk amounts (such as a playlist) I tend to use a Mediahuman program. I cannot insure all Mediahuman software is safe, but I haven't had any issues with it.

Unfortunately converting to mp4s with ymp3.cc can only get you 640x440 or something like that. But the mp3s are great :)
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Re: Question about audio on youtube
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2021, 01:18:36 AM »

There’s several programs you can install to do that for you (as opposed to having an unknown website downloading a file onto your pc)

Any particular program you’d recommend?
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Re: Question about audio on youtube
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2021, 01:39:25 AM »

I like VideoProc, it's free and does the job well.

It's only 128MB m4a though. Are there better sound quality options?
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Re: Question about audio on youtube
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2021, 01:25:43 PM »

There’s several programs you can install to do that for you (as opposed to having an unknown website downloading a file onto your pc)

Any particular program you’d recommend?

Viddly YouTube downloader. Try the free version, premium goes to 320k IIRC
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Re: Question about audio on youtube
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2021, 07:36:15 PM »

Viddly Premium goes up to 192kpbs on audio, not 320 unfortunately.
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Re: Question about audio on youtube
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2021, 12:00:09 AM »

Thanks. I remembered the one I used a long time ago, it was offliberty? Seemed to be decent at the time except many videos it did not accept for some reason. I also questioned how legit it was so I stopped using it.
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Re: Question about audio on youtube
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2021, 12:01:07 AM »

You should use youtube-dl, which is free and open-source. By default, it downloads the best video and audio, separately if required, and combines them into one file. The -f bestaudio flag can be used to independently download the best audio format available. Unlike most other software and websites, this will download the file as it is on YouTube's servers rather than downloading some random format and then converting it to MP3, which adds another lossy conversion to the output.
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Re: Question about audio on youtube
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2021, 12:06:32 AM »

You should use youtube-dl, which is free and open-source. By default, it downloads the best video and audio, separately if required, and combines them into one file. The -f bestaudio flag can be used to independently download the best audio format available. Unlike most other software and websites, this will download the file as it is on YouTube's servers rather than downloading some random format and then converting it to MP3, which adds another lossy conversion to the output.

Thanks!
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